Belongings of missing UP law prof found in Occ. Mindoro seashore

Published November 27, 2020, 9:58 PM

by Joseph Pedrajas

The belongings of a missing University of the Philippines (UP) law professor were found along the seashore of Barangay Balikyas in Looc town, Occidental Mindoro, police said.

Ryan Oliva

A report from Occidental Mindoro police director Col. Hordan Pacatiw stated that Ryan Oliva’s gray back pack containing various valuable items was found by Jinny Histas, a local resident, around 6:00 a.m.

“According to Histas, he was walking along the seashore and about to catch fish when he noticed the said bag little bit covered by sand and garbage,” the police report said.

The professor, however, was not seen in the area.

The bag reportedly contained Oliva’s various identification cards, such as his non-professional driver’s license, as well as ATM and rewards cards.

It also had an Android phone.

Oliva, who is also the chief of the Legislative Liaison Unit of the Department of Tourism, has gone missing since Saturday, November 21, according to his family.

“Any information about his whereabouts will be highly appreciated,” his brother, Randy, said.

Information on the whereabouts of Oliva may be relayed to his family through +63 906 300 1009, +63922 860 1900, or e-mail [email protected]